By Bridget Ikyado
Abuja – The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr Yakubu Pam says its policies on enhancing Nigeria’s image and pilgrimage has started earning Nigerians visas on arrival to Jordan.
Pam made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the state of the nation in Abuja.
According to him, the NCPC has made sure it built a good relationship not only with stakeholders within the country but with the host countries outside Nigeria.
“At this moment, we have good relationship with Jordan; we have visas on arrival, it is only Nigerians who go there get visas on arrival now.
“It took this commission a very good policy to build bilateral relationship with our host countries outside; we can beat our chest today that we opened the road for Nigerians to have visas on arrival to Jordan,” he said.
Another policy Pam said the commission initiated to enhance the pilgrims exercise was building integrity for acceptability by partners involved.
“We are glad that immediately I came into office, first and foremost, we tried to build on an integrity for acceptability for our partners and our host countries, who we all know are Israel and Jordan and others.
“Making sure that we have fished out people running away, staying in those lands illegally, which is called abscondment.
“And that is one policy we made sure we built to ensure people do not use the opportunity for pilgrimage to mar the image of Nigeria.
“And that is really working; that is why our host countries are inviting us to come for more pilgrim exercises knowing that we have built a very good image for the country,” he added. (NAN/vitalnewsngr.com)
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